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For many years I've considered Colette one of my favorite authors. This biography describes her in all her strengths and weaknesses, but even with the negatives, she manages to remain on my favorites list.
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Coming, Aphrodite! by Willa Cather
"A great novella (1920) about the price of artistic goals, hopes, dreams by the great American writer Willa Cather, found in many Cather collections like "Youth and the Bright Medusa." The price of success, which in America only equals money, honey..." Read more of this review »
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Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester
"He's de Man (If Not for a Weil, Then for a Day)

Work turns many of us into creatures of habit. We design and follow routines, then return home each day, only to begin a new one, either that evening or the following morning.

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Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester
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The Vagabond by Colette
The Vagabond
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It's been a few years since I read this, the first book by Colette that I ever read. And I must say that my reaction to the ending is much different than it was the first or second time. Then I was disappointed. Now I understand.
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